A quick plug for Nikon....
At the moment, I'm shooting with the Nikon D700. Although it only produces 12mpx images, the fact that it is full-frame means that those images are clean, even when shooting in low light and with high ISO settings. I know it's heavy in the hand and a bit of a tank, but that's all the better for those of us with large hands and a tendency to camerashake.
But some of the older images here are taken with my previous camera, the Nikon D300 - which I would probably still be using had it not be stolen! It produces images that are just as good, provided that you have plenty of light, but can't match the D700 when the going gets tough. In fact, I've recently bought a secondhand D300 body to give that extra reach to the 70-200 zoom - the one advantage of having the smaller sensor size. The D300 is a real bargain at the moment, to be snapped up by those who realise that more pixels does not always equate with better quality, and that 12mpx is about as much as most of us will ever need.
Lenses are the permanent investment that will outlive many camera bodies. And the bargain of all time, and probably my favourite lens, is the humble 50mm, 1.8 D - fast and sharp, with a natural angle of view, this is the one I would never want to be without.
I get all my kit from Cameraworld in Chelmsford - and, no, I don't get a commission for saying that, but I have had extremely good service and sound advice from James and the whole team there. Click the image to go to their website.
High res files for retina screens...
As pages on this website are updated, I'm providing all images in high resolution, suitable for new Apple iPads, Macbook Pro and other computers with retina screens. Those with standard screens will notice no difference, but the images really are far better on the high res screens, and no doubt they will gradually become the norm.